Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:52:45 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) doesn't expect to play again in the 2014 season. "If I have to lose the year, that's all right. I want to get better," he said.
Fantasy Tip: Smart decision for his future, but not one fantasy players want to hear -- though they should've expected something like this. This gives Rougned Odor more leash to make something happen the rest of the campaign, giving him more life in deep leagues.
Wed, 28 May 2014 00:03:45 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus could see his name in trade talks later this summer because of a glut of middle infielders on the team. 2B Jurickson Profar, SS Luis Sardinas and 2B Rougned Odor can all play infield positions.
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:50:03 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is dealing with a Grade 2 strain of his shoulder muscle and has been shut down for the time being. There is no timetable for his return, but he's likely looking at a return sometime within eight to 12 weeks.
Fantasy Tip: A tough break for Profar and the Rangers, who can't seem to get any breaks on the injury front this season. Profar owners should dump him in most leagues, unless you're using him for a DL spot or are in a dynasty format.
Mon, 12 May 2014 20:50:02 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has reported to the team's minor-league facility in Arizona to begin playing games in extended spring training. He is expected to start out serving as the designated hitter.
Fri, 09 May 2014 13:50:28 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will serve as designated hitter in an extended spring training game in Arizona Monday, May 12.
Fantasy Tip: It'll probably be at least a few weeks before Profar can even think about returning to the bigs; it's likely to come closer to the All-Star break. For now, Rougned Odor will man second base and could be useful in some deeper mixed games.
Thu, 08 May 2014 13:49:27 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is expecting 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) to move to Arizona next week to continue his rehab, where he could play in extended spring games.
Fantasy Tip: Profar is at least several weeks away from being close to a return for Texas. In the meantime, the Rangers will likely go with prospect Rougned Odor at the keystone. Add Odor in AL-only leagues immediately if you're in need in the middle infield.
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:54:45 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) started hitting off a tee Friday, May 2, and will begin a throwing program next week.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:51:09 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to resume baseball activities and will start a throwing program in a week.
Fantasy Tip: Profar has been healing very slowly, and he still has a long way to go. Don't expect him back in Texas until late May or early June.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:05:16 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, April 29, in a follow-up exam on his torn right shoulder muscle, and he could begin swinging a bat if the MRI results are clean. Profar was injured during the final weekend of spring camp in Surprise, Ariz., and hasn't thrown a ball or swung since. He has done defensive work before games and has been working out regularly in the gym.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:04:18 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is hopeful that 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will be able to return to the team in June.